Jacobsen Dark Lager
Carlsberg Danmark A/S

Jacobsen Dark LagerJacobsen Dark Lager
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Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Munich Dunkel
3.53 | pDev: 11.05%
Jul 20, 2021
Dec 21, 2005
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 ml bottle, as Jacobsen Original Dark Lager. Beautiful copper colour, good beige head. Moderate caramel malts aroma, some aromatic hops too. Clean tasting dunkel, mellow caramel malts flavour but not too sweet. Decent enough to drink, but not worth the high price.
Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by DuncanMcBommer from Germany

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Feb 28, 2015
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear dark amber, thin beige cap. Generic bready malts and roasted chocolate, very mild potency. Taste add in wonderful dark fruits, but otherwise unremarkable, roast and bread still define. Feel is malty and smooth, yet it lightens up quickly with a finish that whimpers. Better dunkels out there
Feb 03, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Stigh from Norway

Nov 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by Vanz from Australia

Jan 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Aug 04, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Florya from Norway

Feb 05, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2012
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
75cl Bottle: best before 25th May 2012, poured into three pilsner glasses on 10th march 2012.

Three thin white heads sit on top of a reddy/browny amber body which is almost clear and bright, but not quite.

Sweet molasses in the nose; caramel with some fruit and nut chocolate added for good measure.

Easy drinking, maltier and sweeter than most dark lagers.

Not thick not thin: about right for a lager based beer.

Not bad at all, pleasant without being great. Flatters to decieve a bit.
May 25, 2012
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Reviewed by benfons from Belgium

3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: dark amber colour, light haze, little head

S: caramel, malts, pineapple and lychee, hint of hops at the end

T: burned caramel upfront, some red fruits and hops and malts at the end, bitterness lingers on for a while

M: on the thin side, under-carbonated

O: It's the first one of this style I've tried, and it calls for more trials. Decent beer a little bit reminiscent of scotch ales.
May 21, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by hawkon

Mar 19, 2012
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Reviewed by brewdlyhooked13 from Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance - a reddish caramel pour. A light, off-white head is conservative but maintains a thin cover.

Aroma - a light caramel roast on the smell. Not much beyond that, but decent.

Taste - slightly sweet caramel, a touch of butter as well. Little if any hop bite, perhaps just a touch of balance on the aftertaste. A little light on flavor but it's okay.

Mouthfeel - fairly average body and carbonation.

Drinkability - not bad, but I like the Saaz blonde better, although they both sport cool looking bottles.
Jan 18, 2012
Rated: 4 by RedFox from Denmark

Dec 28, 2011
Rated: 4 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Dec 08, 2011
Rated: 3 by barnzy78 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2011
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from Finland

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.

Carlsberg digs deep by brewing this beer from a recipe from the 1800's. They add brewing salts to match the water profile to a blend of Munich malt and English floor-kilned malt.

Hazy dark amber color has no shine. We would have expected this beer to be a bit clearer. A solid two fingers of head stays for the duration and sticks to the glass in patches. Rich caramel malt aroma--on the sweet side--with a spicy herbal hop to balance. Firm smoothness with a fluffy, crisp bite. Medium body shows that this beer has more than just a little substance. Big mouthful of caramel malt is quickly followed by a bready toasted grain and a snap of hop bitterness. Suggestions of taffy and mineral in the middle. Spicy herbal flavors from the hops drag out in the drying finish.

Jacobsen ODL just goes to show that old school Lagers have actual flavor. It makes you wonder why more breweries around the world are not brewing malt bombs like this. Apart from the murky appearance, this is a great beer. Go towards meaty seafood like grilled lobster tail or pan-seared scallops with a side of mushroom risotto.
Sep 27, 2010
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Reviewed by GRPunk from Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 ML bottle without any noticeable dating, poured into a pilsener glass.

A- A moderate pour left a 1-1/2 finger, foamy, khaki head that drops to a thin film. The body is a red-brown (chestnut maybe?), with moderate to light carbonation. There are lots of nice rings and webbing left on the glass.

S- Lots of caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a little berry to sweeten things even more. Subtle grassy hops bring things a little closer to balance.

T- Caramel sweetness almost becomes molasses. There's a cherry-like tartness and a little grassy to spicy hopping in the end. The more I drank, the more I picked up on the spicy notes.

M- Clean, but viscus with light carbonation. It's a little lingering, no doubt helped out by the overall sweetness. There's the slightest of hop bite at the finish.

D- It's a pretty good drinker. It's more "no frills" than lacking. It's very easy on the pocket book. At $2.99 for a 750 ML, I'd definitely drink it again. (similar to the "saaz blonde" in that respect, more than expected at the price).
Jul 26, 2010
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Reviewed by oldirtdog from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - caramel in color... slightly lighter in color than expected... I really expected something more like a stout than the brown/red I was greeted with...

S - not overwhelming of alcohol, but definitely a good smell... hard to place, but not something I wouldn't mind smelling again...

T - taste is a bit strange... hit me as a bit skunky at first, but with temperature, it got better... my bottle sat in my fridge for a while, so the sediment may have flavored my first sip... I was pleasently surprised at how easy it was to drink...

M - clean, really, like a lager should be... however, it doesn't coat the mouth at all... crisp

D - VERY drinkable... I like Carlsberg in general, but this one is a bit special...

All in all, this is a good, drinkable beer... neat bottle, will definitely rebottle with a nice homebrew... actually, the bottle is what prompted the purchase... definitely recommended...

Drank this one during the 2 hour Lost finale :)
May 24, 2010
Jacobsen Dark Lager from Carlsberg Danmark A/S
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 80 ratings